History Documentary hosted by Eric Sevareid, published by PBS in 1978.
Repackaged as “The Road to World War II” (2011) by Questar, Inc. and available on DVD in 2011. Also known as The Road to Pearl Harbour, 1919-1941 (alternative title, US).
Series explores the political and diplomatic events and crises between World War I and World War II.
In 1937 Japan was bent on establishing an empire. Encouraged by lack of Western resistance, Japan took control of French Indochina, the Dutch Indies, Burma, Malaya, and the Philippines. By mid-1941, Roosevelt had enforced a total embargo, freezing all assets originating in Japan. In the face of this economic pressure, the Japanese government decided to force the United States into war.
Between the Wars: 1918-1941 Series
You can find a full index and overview of Between the Wars: 1918-1941 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 April 1978.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.